Seeing Dorothy click those red heels and skip down the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz practically defined our childhood. And now, thanks to New Line Cinema, fans can expect to see a new adaptation of the classic.
Nicole Kassell, who has worked on projects like The Americans and Watchmen, will be directing a remake of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for New Line Productions. In a statement, she said, “While the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale. The opportunity to examine the original themes—the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home—feels more timely and urgent than ever.”